Bugatti Type 18

Bugatti Type 18Garros

Identifying Features:
Chain Drive; early Brescia-style radiator, but larger, and set behind front axle. Double front springs

Years Made
(approx): 1912-14

Number built:
6 or 7

No of cylinders: 4
Bore x stroke: 100 x 160mm
Capacity: 5027cc
BHP (approx): 90 (?)
RPM limit (prudent): 2800
Camshaft: sohc
Valves per cylinder: 3
Camshaft Drive: Front, bevel
Camshaft bearings: 5 plain
Carburettor: Zenith
Ignition: Bosch magneto
Plugs per cylinder: 1

Type: Wet, multi-plate

Location: Well back, integral with bevels and chain shaft housing, 4-speed and reverse
Gear change lever: Right hand

Rear Axle:
Chain drive

Wheelbase: 100.4in (2.55m)
Track: 49.2in (1.25m)
Weight (approx): 2750lb (1250kg)

Location and Type: Foot, transmission; right hand, rear wheels

Type: wire. Tyre size: original 880 x 120, modern fitment 21 x 4.75

Crossbreeding with Other Types:
Some similarity with pre-Molsheim Deutz designs


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